Peter Brown Family History

Richard Shirley (c1590) & Joan Finch

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General History

Richard Shirley & Joan Finch were maybe possibly ancestors of mine, but the links to William Shirley of Godstone (my ancestors) are not yet found.

Key Dates:

Richard Shirley birth details are not known, but he was probably born around 1595 in Worth, Sussex. He married Joan Finch on 21st May 1620 in Worth, Sussex. He maybe married secondly Katherine in about 1650. Richard left a 'Will' dated 20th October 1667 (shown as of Balcome and mentions his wife Katherine). Richard died prior to 1670.

Richard was maybe possibly a son (but no birth records of children yet found) of Richard Shirley & Katherine Bell who were married by Lewes license on 2nd August 1595. Richard was shown as gentleman of West Grinstead and Katherine a widow of Shoreham. If this is true then that Richard was probably the son of Francis Shirley (& Barbara Blount) of West Grinstead who died in 1577 and he was the son of Thomas Shirley ( & Elizabeth Gorges) of West Grinstead who died in 1544. (See Ralph Shirley family ref 6 A ii e)

Joan Finch birth details are unknown.

This Family Grouping is still being developed and is error prone as people are missing.
Copies of Any relevant information available would be appreciated. Structure will be simplified when complete.

All baptisms & male marriages up to 1800 in the Sussex parishes of the region have been included- see sources at the end for list of parishes. a very few have not yet been allocated and these are listed under ref 7

Children Returns to 'Top of Page'

Richard & Joan had five known children plus maybe others (1-5) and Richard & Katherine had possibly one known child (6).

  1. Edward Shirley (shown as Edmond) was baptised on 3rd February 1621 in Worth, Sussex (son of Richard & Joan). He married Alice Curtis on 6th March 1649 in Worth, Sussex. He was mentioned in his father Richard's 'Will' of 1667. Alice Curtis  was baptised on 17th May 1629 in Worth.  She was the daughter of  John Curtis  (1605-1647) and  Joane Hatcher  (1611-?).  John Curtis & Joane Hatcher are also direct ancestors of Mandy Willard (click to access the relevant page on her site or go to 'Links' to access the site home page). Alice was mentioned in her father's will, by which she was to receive a legacy of 40 pounds of lawful money. Edward & Alice possibly had nine or more children. Edward left a 'Will' dated 15th March 1680 and was buried on 7th March 1681 in Bolney, Sussex (Note: may have been buried in 1680 as will was made after death). Alice was mentioned in her husband's 'will' of 1680.
    1. John Shirley was possibly born about 1649 possibly in Worth, Sussex (derived as no birth record). He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1680
    2. Edward Shirley was possibly born about 1650 possibly in Worth, Sussex (derived as no birth record). He had maybe two children.
      1. Edward Shirley was born in about 1685 (derived as no birth record) possibly in Bolney, Sussex. He married Joan. Edward was buried on 17th August 1746 in Ardingly, Sussex ('Sharely - of Cuckfield, aged 60'). Edward & Joan had at least two children.
        1. John Shirley was baptised on 11th April 1722 in Henfield, Sussex.
        2. Sarah Shirley was baptised on 25th April 1725 in Henfield, Sussex.
      2. Elizabeth Shirley was buried on 16th October 1686 in Bolney, Sussex ('daughter of Edward')
    3. William Shirley was possibly born about 1652 possibly in Worth, Sussex (derived as no birth record). He married Elizabeth Westover (or Westopher) on 6th May 1684 in Henfield, Sussex (License issued at Lewes on 6th May 1684 and William shown as from Bolney). William & Elizabeth had six known children
      1. John Shirley (Sherley) was baptised on 28th March 1685 in Bolney, Sussex (son of William). He possibly married Susanna. John & Susanna had two children.
        1. John Shirley (Sherley) was baptised on 16th June 1717 in Bolney, Sussex. He possibly married Elizabeth Colgate on 29th April 1747 in Ardingly Sussex. Elizabeth was buried on 20th October 1752 in Ardingly, Sussex ('aged 35'). John possibly married secondly Mary Best on 30th March 1758 in Ardingly, Sussex. John & Elizabeth had two children.
          1. Elizabeth Shirley (Shareley) was born on 1st July and was baptised on 27th September 1748 in Ardingly, Sussex.
          2. John Shirley (Shareley) was born on 4th February and was baptised on 11th February 1750 in Ardingly, Sussex. He possibly married Priscilla Johnson on 1st November 1779 in Balcombe, Sussex . John & Priscilla had one child. John possibly married secondly Mary Birkin on 28th December 1786 in Worth, Sussex (John shown as widower). John & Mary had one child.
            1. Edward Shirley was baptised on 8th January 1780 in Balcombe, Sussex
            2. Charles Shirley was baptised on 5th December 1790 in Balcombe, Sussex. Charles died on 5th September 1852 in Balcombe, Sussex ('aged 65')
        2. Richard Shirley (Shareley) was baptised on 27th September 1719 in Bolney, Sussex
      2. William Shirley (Sherly) was baptised on 15th April 1686 in Bolney, Sussex. He possibly married Mary Shepherd on 7th June 1711 in Slaugham, Sussex. William was buried on 16th September 1744 in Slaugham, Sussex (shown as Sharleey) and Mary was buried there on 8th June 1745 (widow, shown as Sharlee). William & Mary had four children.
        1. William Shirley (Sharly) was baptised on 6th April 1712 in Slaugham, Sussex. He possibly had a child. (See 6C?)
          1. William Shirley-KEY ANCESTOR RECORD - BUT NOT YET FOUND He maybe married Ann Perren in Slaugham in 1756 & moved to Godstone????????- see William Shirley 1727. In register both William & Ann are shown of the parish of Slaugham.
          2. John Shirley (Sharlee) was baptised on 18th January 1736 in Slaugham, Sussex.
        2. Mary Shirley (Sharly) was baptised on 26th May 1714 in Slaugham, Sussex.
        3. Elizabeth Shirley (Shearley) was baptised on 12th November 1717 in Slaugham, Sussex.
        4. Ann Shirley (Shearley) was baptised on 1st May 1719 in Slaugham, Sussex.
      3. Richard Shirley (Sherly) was baptised on 13th September 1687 in Bolney, Sussex
      4. Thomas Shirley (Sherly) was baptised on 13th September 1687 in Bolney, Sussex
      5. Mary Shirley (Sherly) was baptised on 25th March 1690 in Bolney, Sussex. She possibly married John Nye on 14th May 1717 in Bolney, Sussex (shown as Sherley & John from Cuckfield).
      6. Elizabeth Shirley (Sherly) was baptised on 3rd March 1692 in Bolney, Sussex
    4. Thomas Shirley was possibly born about 1655.(derive as no birth record) He married Elizabeth. Thomas was possibly buried on 23rd January 1704 in Cuckfield, Sussex (shown as Sherley) (but see son Thomas) and Elizabeth was probably buried there on 27th July 1705 (shown as Sherley). Thomas & Elizabeth had maybe four children.
      1. Thomas Shirley (Shurley) was baptised on 24th January 1686 in Cuckfield, Sussex (but baptism also recorded in Bolney). Thomas was possibly buried on 19th April 1704 in Cuckfield, Sussex (shown as Sherley) (but see father)
      2. William Shirley (Shurley) was baptised on 22nd June 1690 in Cuckfield, Sussex.
      3. John Shirley (Sherly) was baptised on 28th May 1693 in Slaugham, Sussex.
      4. Henry Shirley (Sherly) was possibly born about 1694. He was baptised on 10th May 1706 in Cuckfield, Sussex ( son of Thomas & Elizabeth - shown as about 12 years old).
      5. Charles Shirley (Sherly) was possibly born about 1696. He was baptised on 10th May 1706 in Cuckfield, Sussex (son of Thomas & Elizabeth -shown as about 10 years old). He married Mary Shirley in Reigate, Surrey (but may have been Mary Webb in Fleet prison on 21st February 1738). Charles & Mary had at least four children. See also ARCHIVES ref 4 & 9
        1. Ann Shirley (Sharlee) was baptised on 8th May 1738 in Slaugham, Sussex. She possibly married Allen Anscombe on 7th October 1759 in Bolney, Sussex (Allen of Shermanbury).
        2. Charles Shirley (Sharlee) was baptised on 3rd June 1740 in Slaugham, Sussex.
        3. Mary Shirley (Sharlee) was baptised on 20th February 1743 in Slaugham, Sussex.
        4. Elizabeth Shirley (Sherly) was baptised on 19th October 1754 in Slaugham, Sussex
    5. Richard Shirley (Sherly) was buried on 9th January 1658 in Bolney, Sussex (son of Edward)
    6. Richard Shirley (Sherly) was baptised on 2nd February 1662 in Bolney, Sussex (son of Edward) and he was buried there on 2th February 1662 (possible error in register as names transposed).
    7. Mary Shirley (Sharley) was baptised on 7th September 1664 in Bolney, Sussex (daughter of Edward)
    8. Robert Shirley (Sherly) was baptised on 17th June 1666 in Bolney, Sussex (son of Edward & Alse). Robert was probably buried on 31st July 1688 in Bolney, Sussex.
    9. Bridget Shirley (Sherly) was baptised on 4th October 1668 in Bolney, Sussex (daughter of Edward & Elace). She married Henry Purvey on 28th April 1691 in Shermanbury, Sussex. Bridget Shirley & Henry Purvey are direct ancestors of Mandy Willard (click to access the relevant page on her site or go to 'Links' to access the site home page)
    10. Eleanor Shirley (Elinor Sherly) was baptised on 1st January 1671 in Bolney, Sussex (daughter of Edward & Alce).
  2. Elizabeth Shirley (Shurley) was baptised on 16th November 1623 in Worth, Sussex (daughter of Richard & Joan). She was mentioned in her father Richard's 'Will' of 1667.
  3. Mary Shirley (Sherly) was baptised on 19th February 1625 in Balcombe, Sussex (no parents shown). She was mentioned in her father Richard's 'Will' of 1667.
  4. Sarah Shirley (Sherly) was baptised in August 1628 in Balcombe, Sussex (daughter of Richard).
  5. John Shirley (Sherly) was baptised on 13th March 1630 in Balcombe, Sussex (shown as son of John, but presumed error) and he was probably buried there on 7th May 1633 ('son of R Sherly')
  6. Ano Shirley a son, was born about 1650 possibly in Balcome, Sussex. He was mentioned, but un-named and as under 21, in his father Richard's 'Will' of 1667.

 

Other-Unknown

  1. John Shirley. He married Mary, John & Mary had at least four children
    1. Thomas Shirley was baptised on 19th July 1641 in Bolney, Sussex (son of John & Mary)
    2. John Shirley was born in about 1645 (derive as no birth record). He possibly married Mary Hyde on 15th November 1677 in Woodmancote, Sussex. John & Mary had at least one child.
      1. William Shirley was baptised on 28th November 1680 in Woodmancote, Sussex. He possibly married Susanna Button on 30th August 1702 in Bolney, Sussex ( William shown as Shearley). Susanna was buried on 7th September 1755 in Bolney, Sussex ('wife of William') and William was probably buried there on 16th March 1759. William & Susanna had six children. See ARCHIVES ref 5
        1. Susanna Shirley (Sherly) was baptised on 27th June 1703 in Bolney, Sussex
        2. John Shirley (Sharley) was baptised on 1st April 1709 in Bolney, Sussex. He possibly married Mary Beard on 28th December 1729 in Hurstpierpoint, Sussex. John & Mary had five children.
          1. Mary Shirley (Sherley) was baptised on 14th October 1730 in Bolney, Sussex and she was buried there on 11th August 1736 ('daughter of John & Mary')
          2. John Shirley (Sherley) was baptised on 1st May 1732 in Bolney, Sussex. He maybe possibly married Sarah Smith on 1st March 1757 in Cuckfield, Sussex (John shown from Bolney). See ARCHIVES ref 10. John & Sarah had at least two children.
            1. Sarah Shirley was baptised on 9th October 1757 in Bolney, Sussex
            2. John Shirley (Shrley) was baptised on 15th May 1768 in Cuckfield, Sussex.
          3. Anne Shirley was baptised on 1st May 1735 in Bolney, Sussex. She possibly had a child baseborn.
            1. William Shirley was baptised on 31st August 1755 in Bolney, Sussex. He maybe married Mary Croskey Davy on 25th November 1778 in Cuckfield, Sussex. William was buried on 1st June 1839 in Bolney, Sussex ('aged 85'). William & Mary had six children.
              1. William Shirley was baptised on 2nd January 1782 in Bolney, Sussex.. He possibly married Charlotte. Charlotte was born in about 1789 and was buried on 10th December 1844 in Bolney, Sussex (aged 55). William & Charlotte had three children (Mary, William & Elizabeth)
              2. Elizabeth Shirley was baptised on 30th November 1783 in Bolney, Sussex.
              3. Sarah Shirley was baptised on 2nd April 1786 in Bolney, Sussex.
              4. Lydia Shirley was baptised on 11th October 1789 in Bolney, Sussex. Lydia was buried on 21st December 1853 in Bolney, Sussex ('aged 64')
              5. Jane Shirley was baptised on 22nd May 1791 in Bolney, Sussex.
              6. Richard Shirley was baptised on 5th April 1794 in Bolney, Sussex.
          4. Elizabeth Shirley was baptised on 21st July 1737 in Bolney, Sussex
          5. Mary Shirley was born in about 1738 in Bolney, Sussex and she was buried there on 24th June 1741 ('daughter of John & Mary')
          6. Thomas Shirley was baptised on 19th July 1741 in Bolney, Sussex. He maybe possibly married Sarah Pentecost on 9th July 1765 in Twineham, Sussex.See ARCHIVES ref 11. Thomas & Sarah had one child.
            1. Matha Shirley was baptised on 6th October 1765 in Twineham, Sussex.
          7. Hannah Shirley was baptised on 14th September 1744 in Bolney, Sussex
          8. Richard Shirley was baptised on 3rd July 1748 in Bolney, Sussex. Richard was buried on 3rd December 1832 in Bolney, Sussex ('aged 85').
        3. William Shirley (Sharley) was baptised on 18th June 1713 in Bolney, Sussex. He possibly married Ann Penfold on 29th September 1735 in Chichester, Sussex (with license also issued at Chichester on that day). William was shown as a batchelor/Yeoman of Cowfold and Ann of Horsham. William & Ann had at least six children. (Note: Bolney & Cowfold and Cowfold & West Grinstead are adjacent parishes)
          1. Mary Shirley (Shirly) was baptised on 28th June 1747 in West Grinstead, Sussex (daughter of William).
          2. Anne Shirley (Ann Shirly) was baptised on 20th August 1749 in West Grinstead, Sussex.
          3. Sarah Shirley (Shirly) was baptised on 19th July 1751 in West Grinstead, Sussex.
          4. Charles Shirley was buried on 6th March 1754 in Cowfold, Sussex (son of William & Ann).
          5. Susanna Shirley (Susannah) was baptised on 3rd October 1756 in West Grinstead, Sussex.
          6. Catherine Shirley (Sharely) was baptised on 1st January 1760 in West Grinstead, Sussex.
        4. Mary Shirley (Sharley) was baptised on 18th June 1713 in Bolney, Sussex
        5. Sarah Shirley (Sherley) was baptised on 11th September 1716 in Bolney, Sussex. She possibly married John Hardham on 23rd May 1738 in Bolney, Sussex.
        6. Richard Shirley (Sherley) was baptised on 1st February 1725 in Bolney, Sussex and he was buried there on 20th January 1726 (son of William & Susanna')
    3. Ano Shirley (Sherlly) was baptised on 8th May 1657 in Bolney, Sussex (son of John)
    4. Elizabeth Shirley (Sherly) was born on 18th October and was baptised on 23rd October 1659 in Bolney, Sussex (dau of John). She was buried there on 23rd October 1659.
  2. William Shirley (MAYBE)c 1670. He married Charity Saker on 23rd September 1697 in Rusper, Sussex. William & Charity had four children (a-d). Charity was buried on 4th December 1709 in Worth, Sussex (shown as Sherley). See ARCHIVES ref 3
    1. Saker Shirley was baptised on 9th May 1701 in Worth, Sussex. He married Margaret Simmons on 27th January 1735 in Worth, Sussex (shown as Sherley). Saker was buried on 1st January 1737 in Worth, Sussex. Saker had one child prior to marriage with Margaret.
    2. Sarah Shirley wss baptised on 29th April 1730 in Worth, Sussex.
    3. Elizabeth Shirley was baptised on 14th March 1703 in Worth, Sussex. She possibly married John Rapley on 6th December 1727 in Worth, Sussex.
    4. William Shirley (Sherley) was baptised on 30th June 1705 in Worth, Sussex. He possibly married firstly Susanna Ashfold on 8th November 1742 in Lindfield, Sussex. Susanna was buried on 26th September 1745 in Lindfield, Sussex ('wife of William'). William possibly married secondly Hannah Shirley in Peperharow, Surrey. William & Hannah had four children. See ARCHIVES ref 6 & 7
      1. Jenny Shirley was baptised on 23rd September 1748 in Cuckfield, Sussex.
      2. Richard Shirley was baptised on 25th February 1751 in Cuckfield, Sussex.
      3. John Shirley was baptised on 13th May 1753 in Cuckfield, Sussex. He possibly married Elizabeth Wicking (Wickens) on 3rd May 1776 in Lindfield, Sussex. Elizabeth was probably buried on 11th July 1794 in Lindfield, Sussex and John was probably buried there on 27th January 1798. John & Elizabeth had six children.
        1. Mary Shirley was baptised on 16th February 1783 in Lindfield, Sussex and she was buried there on 27th August 1783 (daughter of John & Elizabeth).
        2. Sarah Shirley was baptised on 31st December 1784 in Lindfield, Sussex.
        3. Ann Shirley was baptised on 6th April 1786 in Lindfield, Sussex and she was buried there on 22nd June 1786 (daughter of John & Elizabeth)..
        4. Charlotte Shirley was baptised on 2nd December 1787 in Lindfield, Sussex and she was buried there on 10th July 1803.
        5. Elizabeth Shirley was baptised on 10th June 1792 in Lindfield, Sussex.
        6. John Shirley was baptised on 1st April 1793 in Lindfield, Sussex.
      4. Thomas Shirley was baptised on 20th July 1755 in Cuckfield, Sussex.
    5. Richard Shirley was baptised on 24th March 1708 in Worth, Sussex.
  3. William Shirley c 1655. He married Elizabeth. Elizabeth was possibly buried on 10th June 1691 in Worth, Sussex and William was maybe buried there on 16th May 1722 (both shown as Sherley).
    1. Elizabeth Shirley (Shearly) was baptised on 30th April 1682 in Worth, Sussex (daughter of William).
    2. William Shirley (Sherly) was baptised on 31st August 1684 in Worth, Sussex (son of William & Elizabeth). He married Sarah Tyler on 14th August 1712 in Streat, Sussex (License issed at Lewes on 12th August 1712; William shown as from Worth and Sarah from Horsted Keynes). William & Sarah had six children
      1. Sarah Shirley (Sherley) was baptised on 30th November 1712 in Worth, Sussex.
      2. Susanna Shirley (Sherley) was baptised on 20th December 1714 in Worth, Sussex.
      3. Mary Shirley (Sherley) was baptised on 25th July 1719 in Worth, Sussex.
      4. Thomas Shirley was baptised on 29th September 1722 in Worth, Sussex. He maybe possibly married Mary Tamplin on 24th May 1753 in Ifield, Sussex. Thomas & Mary had one child.
        1. Richard Shirley was baptised on 17th April 1763 in Ifield, Sussex.
      5. James Shirley (Sherley) was baptised on 10th January 1725 in Worth, Sussex.
      6. John Shirley (Sherley) was baptised on 9th July 1727 in Worth, Sussex.
  4. William Shirley c1710. He maybe married Elizabeth Woodham on 14th September 1737 in Rusper, Sussex. Elizabeth was buried on 14th February 1753 in Rusper, Sussex ('wife of Wiliam'). William possibly (or there was a son) married secondly Esther Whales on 25th March 1759 (by license at Lindfield). William & Esther had three children.
    1. William Shirley was baptised on 19th August 1759 in Rusper, Sussex
    2. Rebecca Shirley was baptised on 17th April 1763 in Rusper, Sussex
    3. Thomas Shirley was baptised on 17th April 1763 in Rusper, Sussex.

unassigned baptisms & male marriages

  1. Philip 03/01/1592 son of Francis of West Grinstead
  2. Lucy 2/1/1782 baseborn of Sarah of Bolney
  3. Martha 17/02/1788 dau of John & Jane of Bolney
  4. Thomas 12/05/1799 son of Thomas & Martha of Cowfold
  5. William 6/2/1795 son of James & Elizabeth of Worth
  6. Ann 4/5/1794 dau of William & Ann of Cuckfield
  7. Walter & Ann Oliver 1/10/1751 in Ardingly
  8. William & Ann Holden 14/07/1793 in Cuckfield

Personal History Returns to 'Top of Page'

No information available

Verification & Concerns Returns to 'Top of Page'

  1. There are no Shirley's in East Grinstead or West Hoathly
  2. Other names found in parish registers are Shirley, Sherley, Shurley, Shirly, Sharely, Shearley, Sharly, Sharlee, Sharleey
  3. Problems exist with availability of a few Parish Transcripts. Balcombe baptism only seen from 1708 and Slaugham variable. Baptism records for Shermanbury only seen for 1606-1672.
Documents Returns to 'Top of Page'

Wills:

  1. Richard Shirley (family ref top) left a 'Will' dated 20th October 1667 and was proved in 1670 (Lewes A32. P80). The link is to a transcript of the 'Will'. In the 'Will' he mentions his wife Katerine (executor), his sons Edward Shurley & un-named (but under 21); his daughters Elizabeth &Mary Shurley; Overseer: John Gibbs ; Witnesses: John Gibbs, William Chandler
  2. Edward Shirley (family ref 1) left a 'Will' dated 15th March 1680 and was proved in 1681 (Lewes A35.P406). The link is to a Transcript of the 'Will'. The 'Will' mentions his wife Alice; his son John (other children un-named); Witnesses were Thomas King, Thomas Curtis, William King.

Archives:

  1. Buckhurst Terrier: In 1598 on a survey of the Manor of Sheffield, John Shurley as a freeholder in the parish of Little Horsted is recorded as holds by deed the messuage called "the manor of Worth Place", also certain enclosures (40 acres); Worth Meade (4 acres); Westfeild, Parkfeild & Rowlands (40 acres); and lands called "Wkyeland and the Downe" (80 acres) - rent 14s 8d
  2. Buckhurst Terrier: In 1598 , John Shurley is recorded to be a free & customary tenant in the parish of Uckfield with rent of 1s 6d for "Ludsham".
  3. Family Ref 3 B i. Final concord, between (a) John Muggeridge, and (b) William Shirley, and Charity, his wife  Add Mss 10,176  Michaelmas Term 1707. These documents are held at West Sussex Record Office
    Contents
    2 messuages, 2 barns, 2 gardens, 2 orchards, 20a. land, 10a. meadow, 20a. of water and pasture, 20a. of water and woods and 10a. of furze and heath, in Horsham
  4. Family Ref 3 B iii. Worth: Settlement certificate: Charles SHIRLEY  Par/516/32/1  10 Mar 1742. These documents are held at West Sussex Record Office
    Contents
    Subject: Charles SHIRLEY, husbandman; married: Mary SHIRLEY; Reigate, Surrey
    Child: Ann SHIRLEY
    Child: Charles SHIRLEY
  5. Cuckfield: Settlement certificate: William SHIRLEY  Par/301/32/1/4  13 Sep 1736. These documents are held at West Sussex Record Office
    Contents
    Subject: William SHIRLEY; married: Susan SHIRLEY; Bolney
  6. Family Ref 3 B i f. Cuckfield: Settlement certificate: William SHIRLEY  Par/301/32/1/2  19 Mar 1748. These documents are held at West Sussex Record Office
    Contents
    Subject: William SHIRLEY; married: Hannah SHIRLEY; Peperharow, Surrey
  7. Family Ref 3 B i f. Cuckfield: Removal order: William SHIRLEY  Par/301/32/2/3  1 Nov 1756. These documents are held at West Sussex Record Office
    Contents
    Subject: William SHIRLEY; married: Hannah SHIRLEY; Peperharow, Surrey. The family have dwelt for some time in Cuckfield by reason of a certificate dated 19 March 1747, from Peperharow.
    Child: John SHIRLEY
    Child: Richard SHIRLEY
    Child: Thomas SHIRLEY
  8. Bolney: Removal order: William SHIRLEY  Par/252/32/3/1  19 Aug 1793. These documents are held at West Sussex Record Office
    Contents
    Subject: William SHIRLEY; married: Ann SHIRLEY; Cuckfield
  9. Entry Settlement Orders and Cases 1661-1749:  1739 Charles Sherley, wife Mary and Ann from Cuckfield to Reigate 2397 Lewes
    Ann Sherley                                               Date     1739                               SHIRLEY
    Charles Sherley                                          Date     1739                               SHIRLEY
    Mary Sherley (wife)                                   Date     1739                               SHIRLEY
  10. Entry Settlement Papers : East Sussex 1740-1770:  1 March 1757 John Shirley and wife Sarah from Cuckfield to Bolney  QR/E 512/3
    John Shirley                                                   Date   01 March 1757                SHIRLEY
    Sarah Shirley (wife)                                     Date   01 March 1757                SHIRLEY
  11. Entry Settlement Papers : East Sussex 1740-1770: 10 July 1765 Thomas Shirley and wife Sarah from Twineham to Bolney. Delivered
    10th July. Qr/E 545/1
    Sarah Shirley (wife)                                       Date   10 July 1765                    SHIRLEY
    Thomas Shirley                                            Date   10 July 1765                    SHIRLEY

Sources Returns to 'Top of Page'
  1. Sussex Parish Registers – Ardingly, Balcombe, Bolney, Cowfold, Crawley, Cuckfield, East Grinstead, Henfield, Horsham, Horstead Keynes, Ifield, Lindfield, Rusper, Slaugham, Twineham, West Grinstead,West Hoathly, Worth + other adjacent parishes that had no Shirley's
  2. Sussex Family History Group - Sussex Marriage Index CD
  3. Sussex Family History Group - Baptism & Burial records
  4. IGI (International Genealogical Index: Latter-day Saints) - batches of parish records: see LINKS-Research Web sites